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    Safety precautions when working with medium-density fibreboard

    Carpenters

    Could you tell me what safety precautions are necessary for working with medium-density fibreboard? How does preparing to work with this type of wood differ to working with other types of wood? What tools, equipment and products might I need to consider using with this type of wood, whether for treating it, sustaining it or preparing it for initial installation? Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing back.

    Asked by Michael on 29th Jul 2021
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    Peter Joinery

    "In the States its bad there due to its connection with breathing problems and a link to cancer. Make sure you wear a mask, try and cut out doors and hoover up all waste plus a good mop down and keep your windows open. Paint the mdf as soon as you have competed the task.
    Peter"

    Answered on 31st Aug 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    Nailed it carpentry joinery home maintenance

    "Firstly you will 100% need to wear a good dust mask. The dust from mdf is really bad to inhale. Then it's the basics, gloves and safety glasses. A circular saw is ideal for cutting, however provides A lot of dust. A hand saw will provide less that but take A lot longer."

    Answered on 5th Aug 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report

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